Co-Chair, CRDF Global Board of Directors; President Emeritus, National Academy of Engineering
Dr. William A. Wulf served as President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) from 1996-2007. Together with its sibling, the National Academy of Sciences, the NAE is both an honorific organization and an independent, authoritative advisor to the government on issues involving science and technology. Earlier, Dr. Wulf was an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, Founder and CEO of Tartan Laboratories, and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia and Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Wulf is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the American Philosophical Society, a Corresponding Member of the Academia Espanola De Ingeniera, a Member of the Academy Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria), a Foreign Member of the Engineering Academy of Japan, a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering of Venezuela. He is also a Fellow of five professional societies: the ACM, the IEEE, the AAAS, IEC, and AWIS. He is the author of over 100 papers and technical reports, has written three books, holds two US Patents, and has supervised over 25 Ph.D.’s in Computer Science.